The objective of MicroSquid project is the collection of continuous measurements of oxygen uptake by the seabed in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia. The work is an exceptional international collaboration and is adding pioneering capabilities to the VENUS cabled ocean observatory. The partners in this research are scientists, technicians, and engineers from Oregon State University' Reimers Lab, Rockland Scientific (BC, Canada), and Ocean Networks Canada.
This research focuses on understanding what drives changes in benthic oxygen flux, which is a measure of how much oxygen sediment biota consume from the overlying water. Concurrently, we are testing a new instrument’s ability to collect data via an ocean observatory...Read more